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Financial Sense 101: Prepare For College Before The Freshman Fifteen

Chris Mettler | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Chris Mettler

As students look forward to attending school and experiencing all that college has to offer, they may not be thinking about how to properly manage their money. Making smart financial choices while in school will not only ease the burden of college debt, but also set them up for financial success beyond graduation.

5 Financial Habits You Should Adopt When You're Young

LearnVest | Posted 01.22.2015 | Money
LearnVest

How you handle your money early on in life -- from being a stickler about adhering to a monthly budget to starting to save for retirement as soon as possible -- can lay the groundwork for a strong financial future.

Close To Retirement? Don't Miss These Dates And Deadlines!

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.22.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Although a lot of us may try to forget our age as the years go by, when it comes to reaping the financial rewards of getting older, you're wise to keep certain age-related milestones top of mind.

The Hardships of Being Rich

David Geller | Posted 01.21.2015 | Money
David Geller

As a wealth manager, I deal with a lot of very wealthy people. Many of them will never have to work out of financial necessity, nor will their children or grandchildren. So they all must be happy all the time, right?

Tools For Starting The New Year Right: 5 Financial Hacks For Millennials

Credit.com | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money
Credit.com

No matter what went wrong for you financially last year, the new year is an opportunity to turn everything around and start fresh -- 2015 just might be the year you finally get your financial house in order.

Your 12-Month Guide To Staying On The Right Financial Track In 2015

LearnVest | Posted 01.15.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Since we know it's all too easy for enthusiasm to wane over time, we've come up with 12 months of money motivation -- a calendar of simple to-dos that can help spark good financial habits, inject freshness into your routine, or give you an added push toward whatever goals you've set for yourself.

Know What You Can Emotionally and Financially Afford to Lose

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 01.15.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Why is it that some investors make rational decisions, stick with their choices and strategies, while others act out their emotions and make bad investment decisions?

What's In Store for 2015: Important IRS, Social Security And Medicare Updates

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.15.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

A new year often means new goals, new opportunities and new commitments. When it comes to your finances, it can also mean new rules and requirements that may affect how you manage your money.

Goal Setting... Don't Make This One Mistake

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Mike Branch, CFP

Before you set your goals for 2015, take a moment to recognize the success you had in 2014. Too often in life we get so focused on where we want to go in the future, that we fail to see how far we've come.

New Year, New You? No Way!

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

During the first few weeks of each new year, I feel overwhelmed with the deluge of advice for how I might improve my life. Lose weight. Save more. Get...

8 Steps To Building Better Financial Habits

LearnVest | Posted 01.08.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Whether you're looking to pad your emergency fund, contribute more to retirement or save up enough to buy a new home, good habits may eventually help you make even the biggest financial goals a reality.

3 Unique and Unusual Tips to Be Financially Fit in 2015

Chris Wang | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Chris Wang

Whenever you read articles on becoming financially fit, you read about budgets, planning, monitoring and other boring crap. Worry not, I won't mention any of these terms.

10 Resolutions for a Happy Financial New Year

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Stick to your budget, keep striving for your goals, talk to your family -- and measure your success. Most of all make these resolutions not only for the New Year, but for the rest of your life.

3 Investing Lessons We Learned Last Year

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Let's take a look at this past year in terms of the markets, economy and overall financial atmosphere -- and see what lessons we can apply to the year ahead.

My Favorite Posts From 2014

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I wrote quite a few articles this past year. Today I wanted to provide a list of my favorite posts of 2014. All of these are from my blog, The Diligen...

7 Ways To Secure Your Financial Future

Donny Gamble | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Donny Gamble

Your financial future is incredibly important. If there is anything we have learned from the recent financial crisis, it is that we can only count on ourselves to make sure our financial future is secure.

What's The Best Way To Keep Last-Minute Holiday Spending Under Control?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The season of giving -- and by association, spending -- can make it easy to just pull out the credit cards and buy. But before you give in to the impulse to buy those last few (and often unnecessary) gifts, step back and make some mindful choices.

7 Financial Moves To Make Before New Year's Eve

Credit.com | Posted 12.23.2014 | Money
Credit.com

Didn't 2014 just start? At least that's the way it feels to me. Well, regardless of how things seem, the reality is the year is just about over. But that doesn't mean you can't make a big impact on your financial future before the big ball drops in Times Square.

Buckle Down Or Mess Around? You Decide

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 12.22.2014 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

There are goods and services many of us decide to pay for, because we value the help of someone who knows what they're doing -- especially when we don't. Financial services are no different.

It's All About That Rate: Navigating Your Student Loan Refinancing Options

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money
Aryea Aranoff

As an employee of a bank offering a national student loan refinance and consolidation program, I often speak with recent graduates looking for guidance on questions regarding their student loans. So, for those of you who still don't fully understand how student loan refinancing works, let me help you out.

9 Bad Shopping Habits You Should Ditch By 30

LearnVest | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Although everyone could probably benefit from a smart-spending lesson or two, today, we're talking to you 20-somethings. While you haven't had all that much time as an adult to establish your shopping routines and habits, you've had enough time to start developing some.

How Many Credit Cards Do You Really Need?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Credit card sign-up incentives are everywhere these days because they work. But while saving money or adding up miles may sound enticing at the time, you also need to consider the potentially serious consequences when you carry too many cards.

5 Financial Advice Givers You Need to Ignore

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Who did you turn to? Family, friends, online or your bank?

Your Money or Your Life

David Geller | Posted 12.12.2014 | Money
David Geller

I hope that my children will pass on our family values to my grandchildren who hopefully will pass it on to my great-grandchildren. I don't expect my great-grandchildren to remember my name. I do hope they understand the value of being an entrepreneur and living by our family values.

Finding The Right Financial Advisor -- Where To Start?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.10.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Financial advice isn't all or nothing. You're in control and can choose the type and amount you want.